There is a name in the music industry t hat will be infinitely more familiar with teenage girls than with grown men. However, that same name will be dragging grown men to movie theaters to watch one of the more critically acclaimed war movies in the past decade — ‘Dunkirk’. That name is, of course, Harry Styles. Styles is the frontman for the insanely popular musical group One Direction and now it seems like he is trying to take his name even higher up in the entertainment world by transitioning to becoming an actor. According to preliminary reviews of ‘Dunkirk’, Styles’ first step has been a successful one.
Harry Styles joined the cast of ‘Dunkirk’ to instant loud and wide reception from people all over the entertainment world. Christopher Nolan is an acclaimed director with quality work in his library so his decision to cast Styles was immediately filed under the ‘cautiously optimistic’ label. Still, others saw it as a publicity stunt for Nolan or Styles or both. Styles joins a star studded cast that features some of the most talented working men in Hollywood: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and more. Despite the legendary names in that line up, it appears that Styles managed to fit right in.
‘Dunkirk’ is an early favorite to land some Oscar success and while we don’t think Harry Styles will be nominated for anything, he’s barely a supporting player, that will look very good on his resume. If Styles aims on pursuing more A-List level work in order to follow the footsteps of other musicians like Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, well, he’s put himself in the right position to do so. As Styles shines in a WW2 epic, One Direction fans have to wonder if they might be losing their star singer to another industry entirely.